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March 20, 2012

OCZ Agility 3 120GB SSD

 

We have another SSD here folks!  OCZ was kind enough to send an Agility 3 120GB SSD to check out, lets see how it does!
 
For many years, OCZ Technology have been in the forefront of memory and SSD technologies. They have grown from a small company producing a handful of memory products to becoming a formidable company producing not only memory, but power supplies, coolers, and of course SSDs.
In recent months, their SSD products have made plenty of headlines, and are well received among the extreme enthusiasts. It’s all about performance and OCZ Technology knows how to deliver!
 
Here are some of the pictures of unboxing and SSD itself  …
 
 

General Specifications

 

  • MLC NAND Flash
  • Interface: SATA 6Gbps / Backwards Compatible 3Gbps
  • Native TRIM support
  • Seek Time: .1ms
  • Slim 2.5″ Design
  • 99.8 x 69.63 x 9.3mm
  • Lightweight: 77g
  • Operating Temp: 0°C ~ 70°C
  • Ambient Temp: 0°C ~ 55°C
  • Storage Temp: -45°C ~ 85°C
  • Low Power Consumption: 2.7W Active, 1.5W Idle
  • Shock Resistant up to 1500G
  • RAID Support
  • Compatible with Windows 7, Vista, XP 32-bit/64-bit, Mac OSX, Linux
  • MTBF: 2 million hours
  • 3-Year Warranty

SSD Performance Specifations

 

Note : The specifications below are for the SSD connected in SATA3 6.0GB/s port .

  • Max Read: up to 525MB/s
  • Max Write: up to 500MB/s
  • Random Write 4KB: 50,000 IOPS
  • Maximum 4K Random Write: 85,000 IOPS

 

Benchmarking and Testing

The rig we used for benchmarking was based on following parts :
 
  • Intel Corei7 2600K CPU
  • ASUS p8768 motherboard
  • Cooler Master v8 Cooler
  • Corsair Vengeance 8GB Ram
  • Cooler Master 850w Silent Pro Gold PSU

 

The result for the benchmark test are below . The programs used for testing are below

  • ATTO Disk Benchmark
  • AS SSD Benchmark
  • CrystalDiskMark

( The results may vary on changing the hardware of computers )

 

CrystalDiskMark

 

 

ATTO Disk Benchmark

 

AS SSD Benchmark

 

 

Wrapping Things Up

 

In the end , We must say that OCZ Agility 3 120GB SSD is one of the good ssd drives not best we tested at TechTipsnReview . The OCZ Agility 3 120GB SSD is very silent drive and you dont even heard a single vibration . Moreover it consumes less power and provide faster data rate .
 
The booting of windows is amazingly fast . After the post screen of motherboard it takes around 11 seconds to take you to the desktop of WINDOWS 7 .
 
Well we suggest this SSD drive for a budget gaming PC .
 
 

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